What is Article 22?
Efforts are underway to amend the Constitution to include the right to “reproductive autonomy.”
Article 22 or Proposal 5 which it is also known by says:
Article 22. [Personal reproductive liberty] That an individual’s right to personal reproductive autonomy is central to the liberty and dignity to determine one’s own life course and shall not be denied or infringed unless justified by a compelling State interest achieved by the least restrictive means.
What does this mean?
The proposed amendment includes:
- Guaranteed unregulated late-term abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy up to the day of birth.
- The removal of “conscience protection” for healthcare workers, meaning more doctors and nurses would avoid working in Vermont, creating more staffing shortages.
- Elimination of parental rights concerning children’s sexual and gender related choices.
Vermont Election Novena
Join us in praying for the defeat of Proposal 5 / Article 22.
The word “novena” comes from the Latin word for nine (“novem”). Typically, a novena refers to
nine successive days of prayer, asking God for a specific intention. A novena often invokes a
saint’s intercession. Novenas also often begin or end on days of importance either in the Church
or within wider society. Novenas are ancient devotions that help us become more intentional and
persistent in prayer.
Called to be consistently pro-life
Injustice in Vermont’s Proposal 5
The measure, Proposal 5, would amend the Vermont Constitution to create the right to “reproductive autonomy.” Surprisingly, this troublesome amendment really is a two-edged sword. Read the full article here.
Bishop Coyne’s statement on Proposal 5
In his homily at the Mass for Life, Bishop Coyne discussesd Proposal 5 and the dangers of it.
Digital Media Manager Alayna Masker and Bishop Coyne sat down to talk about Proposal 5 and what it means for Vermonters.
What is Proposal 5 and why is it so bad? Bishop Coyne and State experts answer these questions and more in this informative webinar.